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Which is better for making pesto: a blender or food processor?

nycguy20011 | Jan 10, 201711:56 AM     21

I bought a Hamilton Beach blender to make bread crumbs and pesto, but it's not blending the basil well enough to make pesto nor is it blending the bread to make bread crumbs well. There's some large chunks of bread/basil/parmesan cheese that the blade neglects of blend. The box says that it's ideal for smoothies, icy drinks and shakes, but the manual says that nuts can be blended as well as chopped vegetables (if I cover w/ water, though!). The blender was only $20.

Do you know of a blender or food processor that's ideal for making pesto and breadcrumbs? I don't want to spend more than $50.

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